The Breakfast Club

As promised, my movie of choice last week-and the first movie watched to kick off this adventure, was The Breakfast Club!

I'm not great with words (I know, you're probably wondering why I even have a blog then) so I'm going to do an unconventional sort of review sharing what stood out to me in the movie and what I learned.

Thoughts about The Breakfast Club
  • I learned that it is a John Hughs movie and that almost all John Hughs movies take place in Shermer IL.
  • “Don’t forget about me” was made famous by this movie. That information was confirmed by this encounter: I was in the lobby waiting for my Left 4 Dead 2 match to begin, sharing this very information with 7 other people, I said "I watched The Breakfast Club and I learned that it made that oldies song famous. Shit. I can't remember the name of the song though..." and right on queue, about 3 people started SINGING or humming the song, while the rest of the people exclaimed the name of the song was "Dont' you Forget About Me." True story.  
  • “Mess with the bull you get the horns”. A reference also suposedly made famous by this movie. NICE!
  • The punk kid was humming a song that's in Guitar Hero! I recognized it. Just sayin’
  • Haha there was use of the word 'Buttface'. Love it.
  • And I quote “eat my shorts”. Oh yes, I will be using this one. Golden nugget right there.
  • Weed brings people together who would otherwise not have been friends??
  • The entire movie was filmed in one room (with the occasional viewing of halls of the school and two shots of the front of the school). I've never watched a movie that was so...simply done.
Over all I give this movie a B+. If you have any comments or further opinions on the Breakfast Club please feel free to share!! I'd love to hear what you think.

Next movie... Stand By Me

One down... 129 to go...

12 Monkeys
A League Of Their Own
Airforce One
American History X
Animal House
Best in Show
Better Off Dead
Beverly Hills Cop I&II
Big Trouble in Little China
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Boondock Saints
Bull Durham*
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Chasing Amy
Child's Play
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Con Air
Dazed and Confused
Demolition Man
Die Hard 1 & 2
Dirty Harry
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Down Periscope
Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Evil Dead: The Army of Darkness
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Field of Dreams*
Fight Club
Fletch Lives
Flight of the navigator
Ghostbusters II
Hot Shots
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Johnny Dangerously
Jurassic Park II
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Lethal Weapon I
Lethal Weapon II
Life as a House
Lost in Translation
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
My Blue Heaven
My Neighboor Totoro
National Lampoon's Vacation
No Country for Old Men
Office Space
One Crazy Summer
Pale Rider
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rambo: First Blood
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Raw Deal
Real Genius
Red Dawn
Reservoir Dogs
Romancing the Stone
Say Anything
Short Circuit
Sixteen Candles
Spies Like Us
Stand By Me
Terminator: Salvation
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The 6th Day
The Big Lebowski
The Breakfast Club
The Fugitive
The Godfather
The Golden Child
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
The Goonies
The Great Outdoors
The Jerk
The Karate Kid
The Monster Squad
The Naked Gun
The Natural
The Professional
The Running Man
The Terminator
The Three Amigos
The Usual Suspects
The Virgin Suicides
The Warriors
Top Gun
Top Secret
True Romance
Uncle Buck
Weird Science
What about Bob
Young Frankenstein
Young Guns I
Young Guns II


  1. I'm disappointed that RUN LOLA RUN isn't on that list but it's a foreign film, so I'm not surprised! :P

  2. Hey Ikkins, it's WillysK5 from SG.

    I gotta tell you, this whole thing has been highly amusing to me. I think it's a fantastic idea and will be using the same list and doing my own. I might even do some blog posts about it.


  3. Becky - I totally brought it up today on SG and everyone had no idea what movie it was haha!!

    WillysK5 - Do it! It's going to be a lot of fun and if people are watching the same movies it'll be funny to see thier opinions on it compared to mine! Good luck! Oh, and don't forget to post your blog site so we can read the reviews :-)

  4. I thought I had mentioned Run lola Run (aka "Lola Rant") over at SG.

    It's a VERY cool movie, on par with Memento, but hardly mainstream.

    after watching it, you will then be able to recognize another actor in Bourne Supremacy, if/when you see *that*

    I also think you need to blog each film you watch. Maybe not as thoroughly as you did with BC, but just a quick blurb.